Welcome to 

Desert Sands Unified School District's 

Social & Emotional Wellness Resources

Strong social, emotional well-being and resiliency positively impacts students' school performance.  Your school counselors, teachers & wellness staff are available for you to feel socially, emotionally, and academically connected with school.  This virtual toolkit is designed to assist you in finding the resources needed with your overall well-being in mind.  You are important and you are cared for.  Please visit often, resources are added frequently.  

Need to Talk with Someone?  DSUSD Cares

DSUSD is committed to providing comprehensive supports and services to help students and families thrive. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are here to help.  If you or a loved one need assistance, we encourage you to take advantage of the resources linked HERE.

DSUSD staff, students or a caring adult can submit a referral for a DSUSD student for social emotional wellness support.  To make a non-emergency wellness referral, complete the form here


DSUSD Updates:  Find out about the latest information and communication about the district HERE

Resources related to providing predictability and structure; reinforcement and corrective feedback strategies and how to respond to behaviors.

Social-Emotional Wellness Topics

Additional resources and contact information


Check out the latest community events & DSUSD School Activities HERE

Parent & student resources regarding responding to COVID-19.

Recursos para padres durante la pandemia.

For Parent(s)/Caregiver(s) wanting to reach out and request assistance for a DSUSD student.  Please follow the above link.

We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lifetime, but when mental health challenges are persistent and interfere with daily life, such as work or relationships, it’s time to seek additional support. Learn more about recognizing signs and symptoms here.  

You are not alone

It’s ok to ask for help – it’s available and a sign of strength

Treatment works

If you discuss your personal struggles/experiences, it’s important to say that you were able to work through tough times because you reached out for help

If you are immediately concerned about yourself or a friend, contact the resources below:

988 Crisis Lifeline

Riverside University Behavioral Health (RUBH) Presentation

988 is: A Transformative Movement for the Crisis Care System In 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 988 as the new 3-digit number for suicide prevention and mental health crises. In 2020 the National Hotline Designation Act was also signed into law, solidifying the national commitment to transforming crisis services and incorporating 988 as the new Lifeline and VCL number. In 2021 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Veteran’s Affairs (VA), and the FCC submitted multiple reports to Congress regarding the implementation of 988. A funding opportunity for 988 at the state level was also released in 2021 allowing states to submit planning grants to receive funding for the rollout of 988 in their specific state. As many of you are already aware, we began the soft launch of 988 on July 16, 2022! 

Local 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care:

If you or someone close to you is experiencing troubling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, and you would like to speak with someone today, call or walk into Riverside Counties’ 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care location anytime. Someone who has been in your situation and knows how to help will be there to greet you. Whether you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, all services are voluntary. 


Riverside County’s 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care staff includes mental health providers, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals, as well as peer staff with lived experiences. Individuals on staff are fluent in English and Spanish. Other languages can be made available as needed.

Services Include:

Provides 24 hour / 7 days / 365 urgent care mental health screening and assessment services and medications to address the needs of those in crisis in a safe, efficient, trauma-informed, and least-restrictive setting. 

Open 24/7.  Call or walk-in.  No appointments needed.